How long have you lived in Parkes and what do you like most about living here?
I met a Parkes gal in Darwin, we married, had twins and moved here almost six years ago. I like that even the heat waves here are still cooler than tropical summers.
Where do you work or what do you do currently and what do you enjoy about it? I run a ‘flourishing’ garden /lawn mowing business. I like the reward of money for my labour (obviously), but I love the connection with local folks. “Always time for a cuppa” is my motto – which lets me taste scones, great scones… and hear wonderful stories and get to share my own.
What do you do in your spare time and on weekends? I meet the arvo school bus every day, so have plenty of time for growing veggies and breeding budgies and chooks. Kev’s Pasture Range Eggs has become a passion, family time at the Pink Orchid, catching up with mates for a beer, attending the girls’ soccer games and meeting at church on Sundays. Life is full.
What are you really good at? Telling stories. Hearing God’s voice, doing what He says makes the GREATEST stories, so I’ve found out.
If you could have a superpower what would it be? Zip the lip. It sometimes requires a super power to stop foolish talk. I know too well.
What is your pet hate? A pet dislike (hate is a powerful word) is littering – “out of site out of mind” littering.
Tell us about your best holiday. Getting paid to travel Australia for two years in 1993/94. What a top country!